Playing with toys isn’t just enjoyable playtime, it is also a way of learning, getting to know the outer world and adjusting to life in a smarter way. When we think of young children playing with popular toys such as Lego, Rubik cube or board games like Monopoly, we don’t often think about the educational or developmental value of these toys as a result.
We simply see a child focused on playing with some building blocks and accessories, but there is much more behind. We can see on our players that most of them are familiar with these skills, but many of them are too shy to showcase these.
However, Lego offers a lot more than meets the untrained eye, as you’ll soon discover when reading this post. Lego, some other toys and child development definitely go hand in hand in a positive way and help to change our and our kids' future.
Play is a child’s work, and we all work better when we enjoy what we are doing. This is the meaning of the escape room experience as well. Children have a natural ability to explore and discover new ways toys can be used. Lego not only sparks their curiosity but also has many benefits for toddlers and young children, this is why it is so important to introduce them to these games and toys early in their life.
If you want your child to get a positive start in life, it’s important to provide them with enjoyable activities that also nurture brain development, improve eye/hand coordination, get a child thinking and analyzing, as well as learning new skills.
It’s just as important for toddlers to exercise their brain as it is to get physical exercise for proper development. Lego provides a way to master many other kinds of emerging skills, such as problem solving, spatial skills and understanding semi complex tasks. Using three-dimensional objects also enables young and fertile minds the ability to plan ahead and make the necessary alterations so the pieces fit together as intended. 90% of the child’s brain develops by age 5. It’s a scientific fact that the more the brain is used, the better it develops and the stronger the child’s mental faculties become.
Much of what we do, how we think and the way we act in adult life can be attributed to our childhood. Early childhood sets the habits, positive or otherwise, for adulthood in many ways. That’s why it’s vital to teach young children good habits and ways of thinking.
What are these skills that we would like to use during our escape room visit? Many of them are developed from an early stage, so when we get to the escape room’s tasks, these skills will come handy.
Eye and hand coordination, so we can improve our game and be faster at it, at the end of the day, the clock is ticking!
Persistence and patience is key in an escape room
Problem solving skills - you won’t survive here without them!
Teamwork when playing with others – for sure this is an advantage here, this is one of the best teamwork exercises!
Enhanced creativity and experimentation - In order to solve some of the tasks, you need to be really creative
Improved focus and concentration – with the higher level escape rooms this is a must!
Self-confidence – believing in yourself during the game is essential, you can do it!
Do you think you can cope with these tasks and have these skills in order to complete the rooms? If your answer is yes, come and visit us at Escape Room Budapest!